12. The University of Minnesota Master of Geographic Information Science (MGIS) Program: A Decade of Experience in Professional Education

  1. David J. Unwin2,
  2. Kenneth E. Foote3,
  3. Nicholas J. Tate4 and
  4. David DiBiase5
  1. Susanna A. McMaster and
  2. Robert B. McMaster

Published Online: 10 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950592.ch12

Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education

Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education

How to Cite

McMaster, S. A. and McMaster, R. B. (2011) The University of Minnesota Master of Geographic Information Science (MGIS) Program: A Decade of Experience in Professional Education, in Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education (eds D. J. Unwin, K. E. Foote, N. J. Tate and D. DiBiase), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950592.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Geography, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geography, Campus Box 260, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO 80309 USA

  3. 4

    Department of Geography, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH UK

  4. 5

    John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, 418 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, Penn State University, University Park PA 16802 USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, 267 19th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55455, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470748565

Online ISBN: 9781119950592

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Keywords:

  • teaching GIS&T;
  • University of Minnesota, MGIS program;
  • skilled geospatial workforce;
  • marketplace needs;
  • GIS&T certification;
  • models of access;
  • GIS&T education demand;
  • Model, distance education;
  • residential masters programs;
  • MGIS faculty, personal, professional

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Models for delivery of professional GIS&T education

  • A case study: the University of Minnesota MGIS program

  • Best practices for professional GIS education

  • Conclusion: future challenges in GIS education

  • References